At a Glance
Central location on Constitution Square makes the hotel an ideal place from which to explore the city
The Tudor restaurant on the 7th floor offers incredible views across the rooftops of Athens to the Acropolis
The Penthouse Suite accommodates up to four guests and has a private pool overlooking the Acropolis
Best time to Visit
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The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to October are particularly pleasurable months.
To start planning your holiday to King George
King George is an award-winning hotel combining the grace and stature of a historic landmark with luxurious modern amenities. Located in the centre of Athens’ golden quarter, King George is the perfect base for exploring the city.
There are 102 rooms and suites at King George, many of which offer views across the rooftops of Athens towards the Acropolis. Rooms are elegant yet contemporary, with opulent décor and modern touches. On the top floor the Penthouse Suite takes pride of place, boasting its own private pool where guests can relax while admiring the view of the Parthenon.
For a chance to try authentic Greek dishes, visit the Tudor Hall Restaurant, which serves local classics with a contemporary twist. Seasonal ingredients are used, ensuring the freshest of dishes are served, while the view of the Acropolis is incomparable.
For those looking to stay active during their holiday, the fitness studio at King George offers a variety of cardio machines and weights equipment. Further afield, the city of Athens is right on the hotel's doorstep, with iconic landmarks such as the Parthenon, the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium and the ancient Agora located nearby.
King George has 102 rooms and suites. All contain features including WiFi and flat-screen TV, and marble bathrooms boast premium Olivia Papoutsanis bath products. Some bathrooms have separate bathtub and walk-in rain shower. Several rooms offer views across the city to the Acropolis, while the Penthouse Suite provides its own private rooftop pool.
Children of all ages are welcome at King George. There is a specific children's menu at the Tudor Hall Restaurant, and disposable bottles, high chairs and bed railings are available upon request.
The Tudor Hall Restaurant is the perfect place for dinner, overlooking the city's rooftops and offering incredible views of the Acropolis. Traditional Greek cuisine is served with a contemporary twist, using fresh and seasonal produce. The rooftop bar features an array of luxury cocktails, combining the freshest ingredients with the most sophisticated liqueurs, spirits and champagnes.
The historic city of Athens has plenty on offer to keep even the most restless of travellers entertained. From touring the ancient monuments and stadiums, to stumbling through the flea markets or taking a drive along the coastal routes to find the private beaches and coves that litter the shore, there is something to suit everyone.
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
The King George is a fantastic alternative to the Grand Bretagne next door for younger couples who prefer more contemporary design, without losing the luxury that comes with a 5 star hotel. The service is still impeccable and even more personalised as there are less rooms, the Tudor Hall restaurant has magnificent views of the Acropolis and serves delicious food from an interesting and creative menu and the rooms are stunning.
A different taste of Athens
Join your private guide in a truly tempting tour of Athens, visiting local food shops, traditional bakeries and lively markets to taste a variety of Greek delicacies. From olive oil and honey to souvlaki, this is a real treat for the senses.
Athens neighbourhoods tour
Discover the unique and contrasting neighbourhoods of Athens as you enjoy a walking tour of the city with your private guide. From the Ottoman past to the contemporary architecture, you'll see how this fascinating city has changed over the years.
Day trip to Delphi
Visit the incredible archaeological ruins at Delphi, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and sanctuary chosen by Zeus as the centre of the ancient world, and the location of the most important oracles of the classical period.
Explore Ancient & modern Athens
Journey from Ancient to modern-day Athens on a full-day walking tour of this fascinating city. You'll visit ancient archaeological sites, discover picturesque neighbourhoods and enjoy some of Athens' most delicious street food as you explore.
Greek mythology at the Acropolis
Discover the world of ancient Greek mythology during a visit to the Acropolis with a private guide. A fantastic experience for families where children can learn about Greek history through exciting stories and fascinating legends.
Hiking Mount Olympus
Led by a member of Greece’s first Everest Expedition team, climb the spectacular Mount Olympus, home of the Greek Gods. Admire the spectacular views as you make the ascent in this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Live like an Olympian
Step back in time and become an Olympic athlete as you learn about the history of the Ancient Olympics, try your hand at some of the classic events and race around Athens' historic Panathenaic Stadium.
Tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
Explore one of the world's most recognised and celebrated monuments, the Acropolis, with your private guide. Discover the history behind this fascinating complex and the legends of Greek mythology that accompany its temples.
Visit Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplio
Discover some of the most important centres of Greek history with your private guide. Learn about the Ancient Greek history spanning thousands of years at Mycenae and Epidaurus and discover the important role Nafplio has played in more recent years.
Epic Greek Islands
Athens, Milos, Sifnos & Naxos
from £5000 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Slide off-the-beaten-track in three of Greece's less-visited islands; Milos, Sifnos and Naxos
- Soak up the mesmerising hustle and bustle of Athens before residing in ultimate island paradise
- Chic boutique luxury, unique experiences, mouth watering food and sublime crystal-clear waters await
Athens & the Peloponnese
from £3000 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Take to the road and discover the authentic Greek way of life in Athens and the Peloponnese
- Absorb the abundant Ancient Greek history exploring Athens' iconic Acropolis
- Delve deep into the ancient villages scattered through the landscape of the Mani Peninsula, exploring the the superb hiking paths as you go
Location & directions
Located on the Constitution Square in the heart of Athens' shopping district, King George is one of the city's most famous landmarks. The Acropolis and the old city (Plaka) are all within walking distance.
How to get there
Direct flights from London Heathrow to Athens take just over 3.5 hours with British Airways. King George is a 40-minute drive from Athens International Airport.
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